Defendant's Attorney: James Lawrence Burgess
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma social security disability lawyer represented Plaintiff seeking review of the denial of her application for Social Security: DIWC/DIWW benefit denial by HHS.
DIWC and DIWW are acronyms for Disabled Insured Worker's Claim and Disabled Insured Widow's/Widower's Claim, respectively. They are both types of Social Security disability benefits that are available to people who have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
DIWC benefits are available to adults who are disabled and have enough work credits to be considered "insured" under the Social Security system. To be eligible for DIWC benefits, you must have worked at least 40 credits in the past 10 years (or 20 credits in the past 30 years).
DIWW benefits are available to widows and widowers who are disabled and have enough work credits to be considered "insured" under the Social Security system. To be eligible for DIWW benefits, you must have been married to the deceased worker for at least 9 months before they died, and you must have been at least 60 years old at the time of their death.
Both DIWC and DIWW benefits are paid monthly. The amount of benefits you receive depends on your earnings history and the number of dependents you have. You may also be eligible for Medicare benefits if you are receiving DIWC or DIWW benefits.
To apply for DIWC or DIWW benefits, you can visit your local Social Security office or apply online. You will need to provide information about your work history, your medical condition, and your financial situation. The Social Security Administration will review your application and make a decision about whether you are eligible for benefits.
If you are denied benefits, you can appeal the decision. You have 60 days to file an appeal. The Social Security Administration will review your appeal and make a final decision.
If you have any questions about DIWC or DIWW benefits, you should contact your local Social Security office.
Outcome: 08/14/2023 22 OPINION AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman affirming the Commissioner's decision. (Re: 2 Social Security Complaint ) (kah, Chambers) (Entered: 08/14/2023)
08/14/2023 23 JUDGMENT by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman , entering judgment in favor of Defendant against Plaintiff (terminates case) (kah, Chambers) (Entered: 08/14/2023)
08/14/2023 ***Civil Case Terminated (see document number 23 ) (blc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/15/2023)